The Department of Ceramics in the Division of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design seeks applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor to commence fall 2018.
Rhode Island School of Design recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, scholarship, professional practice, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence.
Job Qualifications Required:
The department is seeking an artist with an MFA (bachelor’s degree required), or relevant advanced degree or the professional equivalent, and at least five years full-time teaching experience at the college level, or equivalent in industry or professional experience, whose personal work shows a high level of proficiency and commitment to the ongoing development of the ceramic arts. The candidate should have a personal, professional focus in applied ceramics and/or production work with a commitment to material experimentation and research while having depth of knowledge and skill in a broad range of concept and craft.
We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the leadership skills to serve as Department Head of Ceramics and/or Graduate Program Director, positions appointed by the Provost on a cyclical basis. The candidate should have the capability to develop curriculum that helps to both steward and advance the department and the field, as well as the ability to oversee the department curriculum, facilities, and staff, and lead continuous faculty development.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD
offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in t...he United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual
risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.